Scissor Sisters – “Fire With Fire (Digital Dogs Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Scissor Sisters used a 1980 Robert Mapplethorpe photo of dancer Peter Reed’s clenched ass for the cover of their Stuart Price-produced third studio album Night Work. The image says a lot about the group’s retro-Downtown in-your-face (and, sure, “greatest, gayest“) aesthetic, as does disco-dramatic “Invisible Light” (complete with Sir Ian McKellan narration) and anthemic, lighter-raising Elton John-esque first single “Fire With Fire.” This Digital Dogs “Fire With Fire” remix abbreviates the original’s dramatic upswing, but keeps the nightclub crowded by adding a layer of fuzzed percussion and removing some of the piano-man vibe.

Scissor Sisters – “Fire With Fire (Digital Dogs Remix)”

Night Work is out 6/29 via Downtown. This remix is not on it. You can catch the band live, UK:

06/16 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowlands
06/20 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
06/22 – London, UK @ Brixton O2 Academy
06/23 – London, UK @ Brixton O2 Academy
06/25 – Birmingham, UK @  O2 Academy
06/26 – Glastonbury, UK @ Festival
06/28 – Manchester, UK @  Apollo
07/01 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse (iTunes Festival)